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Redskins | Met with two prospects Tuesday

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:23:47 -0700

The Washington Redskins met with Stanford OT Cameron Fleming and Rutgers WR Brandon Coleman Tuesday, April 15.

Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka recalled, John Lannan outrighted

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:19:51 -0700

The New York Mets recalled SP Daisuke Matsuzaka from the minors Wednesday, April 16, and outrighted SP John Lannan to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move. Matsuzaka will pitch out of the bullpen for now.

Patriots | C.J. Fiedorowicz to visit

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:07:06 -0700

The New England Patriots are scheduled to meet with Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Wednesday, April 16.

Mets | Curtis Granderson expected to return Friday

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:04:01 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson (forearm, rib cage, knee) is expected to return to the lineup Friday, April 18.

FANTASY TIP: Look to get Grandy back into your lineups this weekend.

Mets | Jenrry Mejia to throw bullpen Friday

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:03:36 -0700

New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (finger) will throw a bullpen session Friday, April 18, to determine if he'll be available to make his next start. Mejia is dealing with a blister problem.

NFL | Erik Swoope to enter draft

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:59:07 -0700

University of Miami forward Erik Swoope is declaring for the NFL Draft after never playing football in college. He is hoping to land in the NFL as a tight end at 6-foot-5.

Browns | Kevin Norwood worked out

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:57:31 -0700

The Cleveland Browns worked out Alabama WR Kevin Norwood Wednesday, April 16.

Packers | Had interest in Josh Freeman

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:53:33 -0700

The Green Bay Packers would have had interest in New York Giants QB Josh Freeman if QB Matt Flynn did not re-sign with the team.

MLB | Blue Jays-Twins postponed

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:48:57 -0700

The game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins Wednesday, April 16, has been postponed due to inclement weather. It'll be made up as part of a split doubleheader Thursday, April 17.

FANTASY TIP: Take all of your Blue Jays and Twins players out of your lineup for today.

Buccaneers | Mike James doing well in rehab

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:44:27 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) said he is happy with the progress he has made in his recovery from an ankle injury and that he has been able to run and cut. James would not say if he will participate in the team's upcoming minicamp.

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Angels | David Freese searching for new stance

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:42:04 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B David Freese was dropped to the seventh spot in the batting order Tuesday, April 15, and he responded by hitting two singles. However, he's still hitting .170 (8-for-47) with a .231 on-base percentage and a .234 slugging percentage to start the year. Freese says he's not worried, but he has three singles and 10 strikeouts in 21 at-bats since OF Josh Hamilton (thumb) landed on the disabled list. "We have to get David in a comfort zone, and sometimes changing the neighborhood helps," manager Mike Scioscia said. "When David gets going, he's a big part of the middle of our lineup, but he's obviously searching for some things right now."

Freese, who is typically hot to start the year, insists he's not trying too hard to impress his new team. He's been studying film and working with hitting coaches Dave Hansen and Paul Sorrento to find a more comfortable stance that will help him use his hands to drive the ball the other way.

FANTASY TIP: It's highly unlikely that Freese ever matches his 2012 peak again, so you'd be better off expecting numbers similar to what he achieved in his final year in St. Louis. Until he gets going again, you might want to think about benching him. Remember, he can be very streaky.

Astros | Two candidates for rotation spot

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:38:59 -0700

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said SPs Jerome Williams or Brad Peacock would likely take the open spot in the starting rotation.

FANTASY TIP: Neither player is worth owning in standard mixed leagues. Peacock is much more intriguing as a starter and would be the better target in AL-only leagues if you're in need of pitching.

Astros | Scott Feldman activated

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:37:45 -0700

The Houston Astros activated SP Scott Feldman from the bereavement list Wednesday, April 16.

Royals | Casey Coleman signs

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:37:26 -0700

The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent SP Casey Coleman (Cubs) to a minor league deal Wednesday, April 16.

Cowboys | LaRon Byrd to visit

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:37:25 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to meet with free-agent WR LaRon Byrd (Cardinals) Thursday, April 17.

Rays | Doug Mathis signs

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:36:20 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays signed free-agent RP Doug Mathis (Rangers) to a minor league deal Wednesday, April 16.

Rangers | Scott Cousins signs

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:34:17 -0700

The Texas Rangers signed free-agent OF Scott Cousins (Red Sox) to a minor league deal Tuesday, April 15.

Cardinals | Carson Palmer would understand drafting QB

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:30:09 -0700

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he would understand if the team selects a quarterback during the 2014 NFL Draft, because he knows the team has to think about its future. "If you are in a position to draft the best player on your board, and that's the best position to be in as an organization, and (a quarterback) is the best player on the board, you are not only making your team better by creating competition but you are helping out the future," Palmer said.

Dolphins | Meet with Marqise Lee

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:27:45 -0700

The Miami Dolphins were scheduled to meet with Southern California WR Marqise Lee Tuesday, April 15.

Dolphins | Will meet with two small school prospects

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:26:59 -0700

The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to meet with Georgia State OL Ulrick John and Marist DE Terence Fede.